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    Sorry i haven't been into this lately guys, i have been busy completely re-starting my life from scratch, it has been extremely difficult but i'm slowly coming good again. MNTL.XD will still be going ahead very soon, obviously it hasn't gone in for paint and panel as planned but plans have been made for this to still happen very soon. After almost giving up on life altogether i bought a 50th anniversary G6E turbo with 445kw at the rears to put a smile back on my face. I have also bought a standard 6cyl XE, dunno what i'm doing with it yet though. I'll be talking to the panel shop again once they open back up for the new year and will keep you all posted on how it's all going. Thanks for your patience guys, cheers, Paul. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Just read on the Facebook world of truth, that some humans are stating that they are non-binary, meaning they don’t identify as male or female, stating they feel what they are and not what parts make them up. So with that my XD feels like an ESP, and shouldn’t be judged by its build number or how it looks. Hahahah Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi guys, nothing super exciting here but thought some of you might enjoy it anyway. Recently brought home from another forum members house where its been stashed away in the carport for a while. 84 model, 1 family car, factory 4 speed, 170,000ish kms and an exceptionally good body. Pretty much the only plans are to change the motor as this one is knackered, t5 and just tidy it up with a few interior bits and pieces. I will add aome more photos when i get a chance Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Thanks guys, The g6-et is 'Sensation Blue'. Couple of pics of the fg and the XE. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Christmas can be a tough time of year for some people. It helps to talk to someone, Lifeline 131114 or shout out to a mate lads [emoji1303] All the best to your friends and family, stay safe on the roads.
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    Cant wait to see it in the sun! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Well I'm pretty happy with the new look. Need bumper done yet. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Any DIY painters looking for some cheap masking paper, Officeworks has craft paper rolls in 300 and 600mm x 50 metres, $7.99 and $14.99 respectively. Ikea also has butcher's paper pretty cheap too. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Thanks i dont imagine ill have any trouble with this set up. theres $11k in that gearbox haha yes time frame is a interesting one as i started this big block conversion with 10k engine in mind :S haha that purchased the bottom end....... so got a bit wild but will be worth it, the engine and gearbox are all paid for now and just waiting to be sent from Perth where engine was built up to Darwin where the car is im flying to Perth on the 16th Jan so i can box them up and send them here. then work will get in the way a bit (up until March) then i should be back here with the combo ready to install. every step has been taken so it should be a quick turn around once its here Wiring will be done (curently doing that this week) i spent a few hours last night re-wiring my gauges, i will be doing some more work today to sort out the spaghetti on the inside
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    Got home ... felt disappointed we dint't get it started but I think it's in the ball park now, you probably need to get a better timing light and maybe fresh plugs. Not sure how the dizzy was working before, what I did was pulled the dizzy out of the motor and spun it by hand, the MSD light didn't blink, software didn't register any rpm and coil wasn't charged, swapped the dizzy to the other one and spun it by hand and everything was OK, light blinking, coil buzzing and rpm registering. We didn't get to start it because the timing light had a mind of its own and engine was a little flooded from previous attempts so pulled the plugs and cleaned them and turned the motor on the starter without plugs with the timing mark on it to see how far from 40 degrees we were, this is when the battery started dropping out but on the timing light when it was working it registered around 45degrees so close enough just didn't have enough power to continue. I think when it's charged you just need to get it going, the timing curve I set you can delete it and once the engine starts set the advance to 38degrees then plot your own curve or use the one I've saved on your desktop xflow7Jan.IGN, make sure you tighten the balancer bolt. So close but no cigar....
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    Today i did a lot of wiring finally getting somewhere also installed my new Twin Lucas Horns
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    For those interested in 2 wheel transportation, this is my new toy! Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Happy New Year ....OzFalconers.! Hope all your engines fire on all cylinders, and your projects get full rego. Lets rock 2018.!
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    Nope thats an ugly farker that likes to walk around thinking he's me but he's nowhere near as handsome and dresses like a hobbo...... Hehehe. Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    Happy new year legends, I thought I was going to have a quiet one last night with a few friends over for a bbq. Then cards against humanity came out and we pulled up stumps at 3am, turned out a rippa night [emoji322][emoji482][emoji1303]
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    Hello old friend, it's been two and a half years since I last drove my wagon and it made the trip home from Bacchus mash where it was being stored without a hick up
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    Had this 6 years today! Hard to believe it's been that long. Then and now pics below
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    Had a great day today. Sold a pile of stuff from the shed and went and spent it all on new riding gear for the Bike!
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    A few more for good measure Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    So Lucy Lu has been backed out the shed, washed and cleaned top to bottom. She has new front seatbelts, new peddle rubbers, new wheel centre caps and a new fuel filter Ive even lubed the squeeky clutch peddle bushing that has been giving me the shits for the last 3 years. Already to head off to the JAFS cruise.
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    Something to get you all into the festive spirit [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    And accomplish this today. in the shadein the sun Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nearly done... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My gearbox is in " can't believe how heavy a turbo400 is .. I've had to reinforce the floor so I could lay the crossmember back to far I'm not 100 percent happy with that yet ,I may make another tube crossmember that extends to the chassis rails .. I had a 3inch heavy wall tail shaft made , and I'm leaving the 3.7 borgwarner diff in it for a bit .. because we only have 8th mile in Ballarat I thought I would see how it goes .. Any way , the cars off for exhaust and intercooler pipes next week so I have ran out of time to get any more done . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    [ Small update . Sorted my radiator . I flipped my stock v8 radiator around 180 and had the fittings welded on the opposite side and the lower one changed to a smaller size ... I'll be able to use stock au hoses now , and no crappy looking header tank ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    No joke ... big job !!! I didn't like how the off the shelf ones sat the turbo and I wanted to run the wastegate in the turbo housing .. So I just had a crack .. I've got it all tacked together now .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi Everyone, My Names Matt and I'm part of the way through re-building my 1978 Ford XC sedan, i had a previous build tread but a lot has changed since the beginning and i think the car deserves a new page Car - 1978 Ford Falcon XC Sedan Engine - Ford 460 stroked to 523CI, Forged internals, A429 Cobra Jet Cylinder heads, Dual Quad intake, Fitech Throttle body injection, ICE 7amp ignition, Has made on the engine Dyno - 702HP@6450rpm and 647ftlbs of torque @ 4850rpm Gearbox - Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed Differential - Fabricated 9 inch (Tex Racing) 31 spline, Detroit Locker, 3.89 gears, Floating Hubs. Brakes - Front: 355mm Vented/SLotted Rotor with Brembo 4 Piston Caliper. Rear: 330mm Vented Rotor with 2 Piston Caliper (Internal hand brake Floating hubs). Interior - ESP Seats Code M:Gunmetal Grey Gauges - Autometer (Pro Comp Ultra Lite) electronic Ill include some pictures of the car and how it sits right now patiently waiting for the engine to be placed into the engine bay expecting this to be done in April 2018. I will also include the link to my YouTube Channel where i have been uploading update videos of the Xc along with other projects https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWhCp6o7R9qC4xId6WTgNQQ
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    Cheers mate, I gave the 6 a birthday around a decade or so ago hi comp pistons, balanced bottom end etc when it was my lpg powered daily. Since half the works been done already it makes sense to me to expand on whats been done already. That and if i v8 it here in New Zealand i have to get it certified, which will open a whole can of worms as its never had rear seatbelts and some other issues. I like horsepower too don't get me wrong, but if i can make the v8 boys look twice then thats a win for me haha
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    I went shopping today and came home with a 3.45Lsd diff from an XR6. It will be a while before this is ready to be installed. Just another side project! Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Been AWOL guys.... lol... soz.. Helping mate do up house before baby comes in few weeks... running on empty... Mate made something nice for me for chrissy.... Straight to the Pool Room! Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    finally registered.. will still be sorting out rear springs, console gauges, trim panels and maybe new carpet(not a fan of the butchered black one) plan to fit a universal electric pump in with a gas safety switch rather than the low voltage weird in tank pump that gets a signal from the alternator. more wires to run.. also planning to fit rear speakers in the tail gate after all.. because i got another set of lexus speakers to fit(4" pioneer) so the project is not over, but it's less of a priority..glad to be finally driving it before the Donald and Kim drop the bombs
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    Happy New Years Fellas! Or after a few cleansing ales.... Crappy Poo Beer! Spend New Years helping mate put in a steel boxed lintel in the roof to open house up inside. Bloody buggered. Have a good one fellas! Stay safe. Jack. Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    You didn't miss nuffin..honest... We've just been sitting around and twiddling thumbs until you got back[emoji106][emoji106] ... At least they said it was thumbs they were twiddling 🤔[emoji28]
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    Happy 20th birthday, my old girl. Just another 5 years and I can put her on club plates.....!
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    Ok. Firstly to clear up the misunderstanding, the only reason ef/early el and xh ohc blew head gaskets from factory were because of defective head bolts. The head of the bolt would break off. Ford themselves took responsibility for this back in the day and did a recall to replace head bolts before their clamping pressure released from the head breaking off and blowing the head gasket as a result. I run a mls (multi layer steel) head gasket in my ute with the block decked 5 thou and 20 thou off the head. As Chris and Dean have said, you must have the head serviced and machined flat. Also you need to check the block, if there is pitting around the coolant galleries it will need to have the face machined. An mls head gasket has no give like a graphite head gasket. The mls one is actually designed so that the outer 2 layers will adhere to the head and block then as it heats and expands (remember aluminium head will expand more than an iron block) then once cool return to its normal seated position. Ford did this so they could run cylinder shut down technology in the case of over heating in au falcons. Go buy yourself a good quality permaseal mls head gasket and be prepared to pay. Buy permaseal head bolts also. Any company willing to cast the part number in the head is worth using. I sprayed a light coating of hylomar on the head gasket before fitting. Follow the torque specs that come with the gasket. They are different from the graphite ones. A Barra conversion into a xh is harder than all other x series because it runs a ef/el sub frame with less clearance for the alloy sump.
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    Christmas day shits me to tears so to cheer myself up i added some badges to old Lucy lu. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    I have got my diff fully installed and the calvert racing suspension all tightened up shes just legal height but that is only a 26'' tall tyre so i am not too worried (275/40R17) ill possibly be upgrading to a 295/40 or a 10.5x28 not sure yet, i know they will fit as there is plenty of room left
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    Bought myself a Christmas present today. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Yeah, I know this is predominately an Australian (and New Zealand) site, but the Falcon lives on in other countries too! For example, here is a beautiful example of a restored early 80s Ford Falcon of Argentina, which I snapped walking down the streets of central Buenos Aires a week ago: A beautiful car: reminds me of an XP Falcon crossed with a TF Cortina (which is pretty much what it is: Ford USA sent a CKD version of their 1962 Falcon - what we'd call the XL Falcon in Australia - and Ford Argentina just kept updating the equipment and grille, still keeping the original shell). Ford Argentina only makes Focuses now, but it's nice to see the older vehicles still being looked after.
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    Yes and if I had a dollar for every time people wired it that way, even after I told them the correct wiring I would have enough money for a carton
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    we've been fairly busy couple weeks on the vicky, the plan to have it done to make kustomnats is long gone due to an ever growing list of parts that'll need to come from the states so we're going to do a few more small jobs on it like carpet, sound system and a handful of random things while there's easy access. most of the dash and original wiring has been stripped out still wondering how this thing didn't go up in smoke. once all that mess was in the bin it was time to start cleaning up parts to go back on, changing globe holders and fitting up the new parts. Before: After a quick sandblast and coat of silver: also test fitted the alternator, bolted straight on no issues at all just waiting on a 3/8 pulley to come in the mail then it can go on for good. that's all for now, going to take a small break from cars over new years before having to go back to my day job but should have some more updates in a week or two. cheers.
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